Almost all native azaleas have long, tubular flowers. Other native azaleas available include the coastal azalea (R. atlanticum), the pinxterbloom azalea (R. periclymenoides), the swamp azalea (R. viscosum) and numerous cultivars of crosses between the native azaleas. More Information About Georgia native plants. These azaleas make great gifts for the Auburn fan in your life who already has everything "Auburn." Azaleas (Rhododendron) are the ideal bush for nearly any setting. Flowers have a sweet honeysuckle-like scent and bloom in mid April to early May. This is a picture of one of mine. Depending on the species, the shrubs may be low-growing, medium-sized or tall, upright or thicket-forming. $24.95. These plants have produced vigorous and relatively true seedling crops. Native azaleas should never be taken from native stands, for many of them are endangered. https://www.pixiesgardens.com/collections/shrubs-azaleas-rhododendron Appalachian Native Plants have been mapping fine forms of Rhododendron calendulaceum in the Northern Peaks of North Carolina for several years. White, pale pink, yellow to orange or combinations of all of these colors are common. A thick mulch will help to preserve soil moisture and protect the shallow roots. Fragrant white Spring blooms. In the landscape, native azaleas prefer rich, moist, acidic soil in light shade. Rhododendron austrinum X Gibralter 'Tiger' and Rhododendron austrinum X Gibralter 'Aubie' This, combined with the sweet fragrance of many species, explains why people sometimes call them “bush honeysuckle.” Flower colors include white, pink, yellow, orange and red. Reputable nurseries offer plants that are not collected from native stands. Native Azaleas Although they're called wild honeysuckle by old timers, native azaleas (like the evergreen Asian species) are of the genus Rhododendron. Rhodendron calendulaceum, Flame Azalea; may be the most beautiful of all the native azaleas. Planting azalea bushes is a great way to bring resilient color to your perennial garden. There are a number of native azalea species that thrive in the Tallahassee area, and we almost always have a good stock of them at Native Nurseries. Deciduous wild rhododendron. Gallon shrub. Deciduous native. $23.95. Rhododendron atlanticum Marydel Pink Species Native Azalea: Rhododendron occidentale: Western Azalea. Fragrant summer blooms. Native Azaleas are a beautiful plant and are completely different from hybrid azaleas. The variety is called the Florida azalea (Rhododendrum austrinum), even though it grows great in Georgia. Alabama Native Azalea. These crosses have added to the many color variations and color combinations naturally present in our native azaleas. Botanically speaking, Georgia is a very interesting state for native plants. There are thirteen different types of native azaleas that grow here in Georgia. These hardy and beautiful plants add a splash of color to shady spots, and are ideal for borders, foundation plantings or as stand alone shrubs. Flowers can range from near-white to deep rose-pink and tend to bloom before the leaves emerge in early May. $23.95. Native to Oregon and California coastal areas – Flower color varies on plants found in the wild, or in plants grown from seeds. With several Auburn alums in our family, we are proud to offer these azaleas from "The Plains." The pinkshell azalea is the most highly rated for its bloom of large shell-pink blossoms. Rhododendron Arborescens, Sweet Azalea. 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